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CSU Bakersfield

CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Official telephone: (661) 654-3036
Fax number: (661) 664-3194


Screen last updated on: February 26, 2014

The admissions information below is valid for the 2013 academic year.

CSU Bakersfield
Admissions officer: Kendyl Magnuson,
Director of Admissions and Records
Contacting the office: 661 654-3036
800 788-CSUB (toll free)
661 664-3389 (fax)

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Priority filing date for fall: October 1
Final filing date for fall: March 1
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall: 10%
Application fee: $55
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: 0
Admissions requirements:
Minimum grade of "C" in listed secondary school units required; minimum eligibility index of 2800 for SAT Reasoning (694 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3402 for SAT Reasoning (842 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.6 GPA are eligible regardless of test scores.
High school graduation is: required, GED is not accepted
A general college preparatory program is: required
Campus visit is: neither required nor recommended
Interview is: required of some
Off-campus interview: can be arranged with admissions representative
Standardized test requirements: SAT or ACT required of some
School's test preference: no preference
Dates test scores should be received: September 1 for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 required, 2 recommended
History: 1 required, 1 recommended
Lab: 2 required, 2 recommended
Math: 3 required, 3 recommended
Science: 2 required, 2 recommended
Social studies: 1 required, 1 recommended
Academic electives: 1 required, 1 recommended
Other: 1 required, 1 recommended
Total: 15 required, 15 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: HEOP, EOP, conditional admission
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency important
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.2
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 100%
ACT writing middle 50% range: 7 - 17
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 15 - 22
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores: 87%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 31%

Notification of admission: on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission: no set date

School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 98%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 1%
Tuition deposit amount: partially refundable
Room deposit amount: $500, partially refundable
Admission may be deferred: yes, up to 2 terms

Applications are accepted beginning October 1, 2013 for the Fall 2014 quarter.
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